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up tonight, turmoil in the streets of tunisia. the developments today coming up next. >>> our coverage of that monster blizzard hitting the northeast continues. it could be the worst in 35 years. >>> still reeling after hurricane sandy and tonight we'll show you how volunteers play such an important role in helping people get back on their feet. >> i dropped my real job to do this. this is more important. so this is no juggling. there's just one ball in the air and it's called sandy. >> tonight we'll hear from a man >>> there's a growing crisis in tunisia tonight. a riot broke out there. the funeral of a political opposition leader in the city of tune is. there was an assassination on wednesday. police fired tear gas at thousands of mourners today. businesses and mass transit are on strike. for the first time in 30 years there. the arab springs uprising began in tunisia two years ago. until this week, that country avoided the recent chaos found in neighboring egypt. >>> some of the most intense conditions we've seen from the storm slamming the northeast are up in massachusetts
is on edge today. riot police in egypt and tunisia, bracing for more violence. protests have been happening there as you can see after friday prayers following the assassination after popular opposition leader in tunisia. remember, that was the birthplace of the arab spring two years ago. fox's's conor powell is live from jerusalem. conor, do we know why this tunisian opposition leader was murdered? >> reporter: he was an outspoken critic of the ruling muslim brotherhood party in tunisia. he was a leading figure in the arab spring revolution two years ago. on wednesday he was gunned down by an unknown assailant in front of his house. recently a muslim cleric in tunisia called for a -- his supporters turned out in thousands for his death. blamed the ruling muslim government for his death. although the tunisia prime minister denies it. he promised a full investigation and to catch those responsible for the murder. alisyn: do we have answer wlormt this assassination will spark more violence? >> reporter: we've already seen three days of violence and protest in tunisia and clashes with the poli
africa. in tunisia, where the arab spring began more than two years ago, a top opposition politician was assassinated today. chokri belaid was 48 and was gunned down today as he left his house in tunis. that sparked violent street protests and a promise from tunisia's prime minister to hold elections as soon as possible. we are about to get a reminder that winter can be harsh in the northeast. a major snowstorm is on the way and david bernard is our cbs news weather consultant. david, three questions: what? when? how much? >> we're going to answer all of those tonight, scott, and the answers probably aren't what people are going to want to hear. let's give you an idea of how big of an area this is going to cover. all of new england, the state of new york, northern new jersey, northeastern pennsylvania under a winter storm watch. this green area running the corridor between boston and providence, that's a blizzard watch that's in effect for friday and saturday. now, this is the weather map the forecast map for friday evening, and we think a major low will be just off of the jersey sho
-maliki. in tunisia, huge crowds of mourners protested as opposition leader chokri belaid was laid to rest. he was assassinated earlier this week. tens of thousands converged on the cemetery, with belaid's coffin draped in a tunisian flag. violence erupted as police fired tear gas and demonstrators threw stones and set cars ablaze. thousands of demonstrators turned out in cairo and other cities across egypt, protesting president mohammed morsi and his islamist-led government. the crowds defied hard-line muslim clerics, who called on their supporters to kill opposition leaders. as night fell, security forces used tear gas to disperse protesters who threw rocks and fire bombs at the presidential palace. gunmen in nigeria have killed at least nine women working to immunize children against the polio virus. the attacks today were in kano, in the african nation's muslim north. the killers were believed to come from boko haram, a radical islamic sect. polio remains endemic in nigeria, but some muslim clerics have charged the vaccinations are a plot to sterilize young girls. the british government to
of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. >>> in tunisia right now, shock and angry protests after an outspoken opposition leader is gunned down. kate's here, she's got that and more of the top stories, kate? >> another story that's really troubling. a popular public figure and critic of tunisia's islamic-led government was according to an eyewitness, shot and killed as he left for work this morning. outraged protesters filled the streets and there were violent clashes with police. tunisia's prime minister condemned the assassination, saying the real target is, in his words, quote, the tunisian revolution as a whole. >>> also in germany, germany's education minister has been stripped of her ph.d in an embarrassing case of plagiarism, if you can even believe it, and she's the second minister in chancellor angela merkel's cabinet to face these allegations. the university awarded the minister the highest honors for her doctoral thesis, which one says has many plagiarized passages. >>> and just days after king richard iii's remains were identified undern
th. >> gloria, thanks very much. >>> violent protests erupting on the streets of tunisia. lisa sylvester is monitoring that and some of the other top stories in "the situation room" right now. what's the latest? >> tunisia was held up as the model for the arab spring and positive change. but it can be hard sometimes for real change to take hold. tens o f thousands turned ut o for the funeral of a prominent official assassinated wednesday. riot police fired tear gas. it's left the country in turmoil, many accusing the government of allowing political violence to spread unchecked. no one has claimed responsibility for that attack. >>> in other news, hugh grant is getting a big check from rupert murdoch. murdoch's media empire paid substantial damages to hugh grant as part of a mass settlement, part of that phone hacking scandal. grant has been one of the most outspoken victims of the scandal and he helped take down a popular london tabloid. a number of senior employees are facing criminal charges. >>> and the flu is still a big deal. just not as big of a deal as it was earlier th
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